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Second Annual --

18 Leading Experts Offer Insights
Into Best Practices For Doing Reverse Mergers

 A MasterClass™ by the New York Capital Roundtable

Summit -- Wednesday, October 20, 2004   8 am - 5 pm

Pre-Summit Workshops --Tuesday, October 19  2 pm - 5 pm (optional)

Cocktail Reception --  October 19 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm (for all)

Harvard Club
27 West 44th Street, New York City

         Earn CLE Credits          

Chaired by David N. Feldman, Managing Partner, Feldman Weinstein LLP
along with a group of expert speakers & SEC representatives

Designed to Meet the Needs of Investors, Lenders,

CEOs, Investment Bankers, & Professionals Who Advise Them

Schedule | Faculty | Registration | Location | AudiotapesCLE Credits
When You Leave This Summit, You'll Know:
Advantages and disadvantages of reverse mergers
Legal issues and traps for the unwary
A full update on current SEC rulemaking -- action expected in September
Issues in forming vs. purchasing a public shell
An update on trends in financing, in particular through Private Investments un Public Equities (PIPES)
An introduction to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and their resurgence
An update on current valuation, due diligence, PR, IR, and post-merger market support issues
What actions is the SEC considering that will affect PIPEs investing?
A discussion of other ways to get public without an IPO
And much much more…

In recent years, going public through a merger with a public "shell" has become much more popular and accepted within the Wall Street community.   And a very limited IPO market has made reverse mergers more and more attractive for companies that can benefit from being publicly held.


In this special Second Annual Reverse Merger Summit, David Feldman, recognized as the leading attorney in the reverse merger area, along with a group of expert speakers and SEC representatives, will talk about new trends and developments (including pending new SEC regulation in this area), the costs, and pros and cons of acquiring a shell vs. forming one yourself, trends in financing, including PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions, an introduction to SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies) and how they work, an update on due diligence, valuation and investor relations issues, and much more more.  

The conference offers two optional hands-on workshops, one an introduction to reverse mergers and the other a session on advance legal issues in these complex transactions.


Whether you have done many reverse mergers.or none, if you are interested in this area, you cannot afford to miss this event!
        Chaired by -
David N. Feldman, Managing Partner, Feldman Weinstein LLP
        Hosted by--
  Burt Alimansky, Managing Director, Alimansky Capital Group Inc.
    & Chairman, New York Capital Roundtable
        Speakers Include-
R. Cromwell Coulson, Pink Sheets LLC
J. Mitchell Hull, Hull Capital Management LLC
Timothy Keating, Keating Investments LLC
Paul Kessler, Bristol Capital Advisors LLC
Keith L. Lippert, Lippert/Heilshorn Associates Inc.
David M. Nussbaum, EarlyBirdCapital Inc.
Kevin O'Neill, Office of Small Business Policy, Securities and Exchange Commission
Nimish P. Patel, Richardson & Patel LLP
Michael Rapp, Broadband Capital Management LLC
Deborah A. Salerno, DAS Consulting Inc.
Mark S. Shayne, Empire Valuation Consultants Inc.
Joseph A. Smith, Feldman Weinstein LLP
Adam Stern, Spencer Trask Ventures Inc.
Peter Turecek, Kroll Inc.
Michael T. Williams, Attorney at Law
Charles Weinstein, Managing Partner, Eisner LLP
                    October 19 -- Pre-summit Workshops (optional)
01:30 - 02:00 Registration & networking
02:00 - 05:00 Workshop A -- Legal Issues in Reverse Mergers & Blank Checks Workshops
05:30 - 07:30 Cocktail Reception-- Just added! (open to all attendees)
  October 20 -- Reverse Merger Summit
08:00 - 09:00 Registration Breakfast & Networking
09:00 - 09:15 Host's Welcome & Participant Introductions
09:15 - 09:45 Chairman's Introduction
09:45 - 10:45 Panel: Update on recent trends and their implications, including discussion of new SEC rulemaking activity
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee & networking break
11:15 - 12:15 Panel: Buy vs. Build? Rising Prices of Trading Shells & Benefits of Forming New "Blank Check" Companies
12:15 - 01:15 Lunch
01:30 - 02:30 Panel: SPACs -- What are they? How do they work? Why are they coming back?
02:30 - 03:30

Panel: Latest Due Diligence, Valuation, PR, IR and Post Merger Market Support Issues

03:30 - 04:00 Coffee & networking break
04:00 - 05:00 Panel: Trends in Financing -- All PIPEs, all the time?
05:00 - 05:30 Concluding remarks & adjournment


  Have a special question? Please contact Katie Safrey, at 212/832-7333 ext. 103
or email to:

Harvard Club of New York
27 West 44th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)
Midtown Manhattan

  Can't attend but want to hear the program? You can buy the audiotapes along with the handouts for $495. To purchase, please use this link.
         CLE CREDIT:
  Full-day Summit has been approved in New York for 6.5 general credit hours. The pre-summit workshops have been approved in New York for 3.5 general credit hours.

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